Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances
Printed copies of the Lower Salford Township Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 164 and the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, Chapter 142 (SALDO) are available for purchase at the township office. Zoning Ordinance copies include a Zoning Map and are $45.00 each. Zoning Maps only are $3.00 each. The Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance copies are $25.00 each.
ZONING CODE ONLINE ACCESS:
Click this link to access the Township's Zoning Codes.
Manuevering around the General Code Website: Near the upper right-hand corner of the page, you will see "Open Basic View". Click this link and it will open the entire Lower Salford Township Code. You will then be able to locate the Chapter (Zoning is Chapter 164), Article and Section for which you are looking. Click on your desired topic and that will allow you to view its contents. If you have trouble navigating the site, please contact the Township Office. We will be happy to help.
ACT 167 WATERSHED REGULATIONS - COMPLETE ORDINANCE
APPENDICES A - D
Questions relating to zoning/building?? Please contact:
Rob Reilley, Director of Building and Zoning, at (215) 256-8087.
EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS:
Please include your name, address and phone number in all emails.
Lower Salford Township administers and enforces the State Uniform Construction Code (U.C.C.), which references the 2009 I.C.C. set of codes.
~2009 International Residential Code
~2009 International Building Code
~2009 International Plumbing Code
~2009 International Mechanical Code
~2009 International Energy Conservation Code
~2009 International Existing Building Code
~2009 International Electrical Code
~2009 International Fuel Gas Code
~2009 International Fire Code
~2009 International Performance Code
~2009 International Urban-Wildland Interface Code
~2009 PA Alternative Residential Energy Provisions
Permit Application Requirements
For building permit applications and information packets, please contact the Township office at 215-256-8087 and they will be mailed directly to you. Each application comes with the appropriate packet of information for the project for which you are applying. Please note that each application requires the signature of the homeowner, not the contractor, and payment is due when the application is submitted, not after it is approved.
Building Inspection Requirements:
Click here to see a list of required inspections
(Revised December 3, 2010)
Please contact the Township at least 24-48 hours in advance to schedule inspections. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. FOR COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS: PLEASE CALL AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
**PLEASE SEE NOTICE AT TOP OF PAGE REGARDING NEW INSPECTION HOURS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011**
Approved UL Inspection Agencies Listing**
Click here to see a list of the Township's approved UL Inspection Agencies
(Revised February 15, 2012)
**The Township does not have an electrical inspector. Therefore, any project that requires electrical will be required to have approval from one of the agencies listed on the above linked page. The agency will inspect the electrical and then provide an approval card to the Township which ends up in the project file.
FENCE REGULATIONS :
No permit is required to install a fence on your property. However, even though a permit is not required, Article V, Section 164-17 of the Zoning Ordinance regulates the height and location of fences.